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Missouri River Bridge with Flag Display

Exchange Club/Boy Scouts Organize Flag Displays for Today’s MLK Day

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club is displaying the U.S. and South Dakota flags across the Missouri River Bridge today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  The club has posted flags across the bridge for almost ten years on various holidays and for other special occasions.  Today, Don’s...
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Sunflower Field

South Dakota Leading Sunflower State for 2 Years Straight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has been named the leading sunflower-producing state in the nation for the second straight year. The National Sunflower Association says the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 877 million pounds of sunflowers were produced in South Dakota last year. The association says this is only the third...
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Michele Harrison (Photo from Mobridge Economic Development Website)

State Lawmaker Married a Day Before Heading to Legislature

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Not many South Dakotans spend their honeymoon at the state Capitol. But Rep. Michele Harrison got married last week and a day later headed to Pierre for the start of the first legislative session of her political career. Harrison won her first House term in November as a Republican representing...
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Doctor with Patient

Cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Climb in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – New statistics from South Dakota’s Health Department show a steady and in some cases dramatic rise in sexually transmitted diseases in recent years. Chlamydia cases last year were up 25 percent from 2013. Cases of gonorrhea in the state have more than doubled since 2009, while syphilis has gone...
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